Operations | Monitoring | ITSM | DevOps | Cloud

Active Directory


Streamline user lifecycle management with ADManager Plus' orchestration

Orchestration in an IT environment refers to the coordinated management of workflows, applications, and systems, with the primary goal to optimize business performance by streamlining processes. Using orchestration, IT administrators can automate, from a single console, a series of tasks to run at a defined time or interval. This includes automating IT tasks like provisioning of user accounts, as well as managing databases, incidents, applications, and cloud resources.


How do you connect an Azure Storage Account to Active Directory?

Azure Storage Authentication is the process of verifying the identity of a client that is requesting access to an Azure storage account. Azure Storage supports several authentication options that can be used to secure access to storage accounts, such as: Choosing the best authentication option depends on your requirements such as security, ease of use and ease of integration with existing systems or platforms.


Audit day based logon errors: ADAudit Plus User Logon report

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus is a real-time change auditing and reporting software that fortifies your Active Directory (AD) security infrastructure. With over 250 built-in reports, it provides you with granular insights into what’s happening within your AD, such as all changes made to objects and their attributes. This can include changes to users, computers, groups, network shares, and more.


Microsoft Azure Pros & Cons: Active Directory

Active directory (AD) can be an essential component of an IT infrastructure. In fact, active directory is used by about 90% of Global Fortune 1000 companies. AD is a directory service that’s provided by Microsoft and runs on Windows servers. What makes Azure AD unique is that it’s a specific Microsoft product. Azure AD is not the only directory solution available, so how do you know if it will fit your business’s IT needs?


Active Directory: Everything you Always Wanted to Know (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Microsoft Active Directory is one of the most popular directory services. As of November 2017, it was being used in 12.8 million organizations with 950 million users, as stated by Alex Simons, director of Program Management for the Microsoft Identity Division. Initially previewed in 1999, Active Directory (AD) became so ubiquitous that it was later a general term for other similar services.


Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) decoded for beginners

If you are a beginner on your Active Directory (AD) learning journey, then you must have stumbled upon the term LDAP. It’s quite possible that you feel a little lost trying to understand this concept. The objective of this blog is to get you comfortable with LDAP and more confident about your AD learning journey. To begin with, let’s address the subject head-on! What is LDAP?


A practical approach to Active Directory Domain Services, Part 10: A study into Group Policies and AD

We have covered a plethora of topics on Active Directory (AD) in parts one to nine of this series on Active Directory Domain Services. In this final and 10th part, we will look at one other crucial aspect of AD—Group Policies and Group Policy Objects (GPOs). We will discuss what Group Policies are and what role GPOs play in the effective setup of any AD environment.